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The Resource My name Is Falon : a novel : one woman's saga from Scotland to the Texas frontier, Kim Wiese

My name Is Falon : a novel : one woman's saga from Scotland to the Texas frontier, Kim Wiese

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My name Is Falon : a novel : one woman's saga from Scotland to the Texas frontier
Title
My name Is Falon
Title remainder
a novel : one woman's saga from Scotland to the Texas frontier
Statement of responsibility
Kim Wiese
Title variation
My name is Falon
Title variation remainder
one womans saga from Scotland to the Texas frontier
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Falon Macvail is barely fourteen years old when her family is forced to flee their home in Scotland, leaving behind everything she has ever known in the hands of greedy landowners. As their beloved country struggles through a time of great civil unrest and class upheaval, Falon and her family travel to a raw wilderness called Texas. Far from the threat of their murderous evictors, the Macvail family must carve out a new life amidst the dangers of a new frontier
Award
WILLA Literary Awards: Historical Fiction, 2010.
Review
Wiese has fashioned a stirring family saga torn out of a little-known page in American history. Although most folks don’t connect frontier Texas with Scots immigrants, a wave of clans forced out of their beloved Highlands and lured by the promise of land at 12 cents an acre actually settled in the Texas wilderness in the early nineteenth century. When the Macvails arrive in their strange new homeland, they face a series of obstacles as they struggle to adapt to a harsh climate, an alien environment, and a foreign culture. At the heart of the family, young Falon is fiercely determined to survive the transition no matter the cost. When a war with Mexico looms, history seems to repeat itself as her family’s fortunes are threatened once again. Wiese deftly pulls readers into the story of a courageous pioneer woman who beats the odds, time and again. -- Flanagan, Margaret (Reviewed 04-15-2009) (Booklist, vol 105, number 16, p34)
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320296
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BTCTA
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Wiese, Kim
Dewey number
813/.6
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no index present
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fiction
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True
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Pioneers
Target audience
adult
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one woman's saga from Scotland to the Texas frontier
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My name Is Falon : a novel : one woman's saga from Scotland to the Texas frontier, Kim Wiese
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781934812297
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008943087
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • 298782383
  • (OCoLC)298782383
Label
My name Is Falon : a novel : one woman's saga from Scotland to the Texas frontier, Kim Wiese
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781934812297
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008943087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 298782383
  • (OCoLC)298782383

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